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Feb 15, 2018 Jessamyn C West
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Millions of Americans--35 percent of adults--live without broadband access at home. Perhaps more surprising, as of late 2009, 22 percent of adults still did not use the Internet at all. New government initiatives and services mean that Internet access and understanding is no longer an optional skill. How can libraries help close the gap?  Teaching novice computer users, including seniors and individuals with disabilities, how to do what they want and need to do online is a formidable challenge...
Topic: digital divide
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Dec 20, 2016 J. M. Balkin
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In this book J. M. Balkin offers a strikingly original theory of cultural evolution, a theory that explains shared understandings, disagreement, and diversity within cultures. Drawing on many fields of study-including anthropology, evolutionary theory, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, political theory, philosophy, social psychology, and law-the author explores how cultures grow and spread, how shared understandings arise, and how people of different cultures can understand and...
Topic: sociology
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 19, 2016 Janice Edwards, Dave Ketchen, Jeremy Short, David Try
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Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept...
Topic: business textbooks
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 6, 2016 Michael David-Fox
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Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by...
Topic: history
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 5, 2016 Stacy Konkiel, Natalia Madjarevic, Amy Rees
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Ever wonder how you, as a librarian, can use altmetrics in your day-to-day work? We certainly have! While there’s no shortage of excellent altmetrics primers for librarians in existence, we saw a need for a resource to help librarians who want to apply altmetrics in their own work. This ebook provides the “nuts and bolts” needed to use altmetrics in a variety of library-land scenarios, including: Making collection development decisions Managing institutional repositories Helping faculty...
Topic: collection development
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 2, 2016 Ram Devineni, Paromita Vohra, Dan Goldman (illustrator), Natalia Contreras de la Llave (translator)
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Priya, superviviente de una violación, se alía con un grupo de mujeres supervivientes a un ataque con ácido para luchar contra el Rey-Demonio Ahankar y su tiránico yugo.“En India, una mujer que vence sus miedos y supera las burlas, hablando alto y claro como superviviente, se convierte en inspiración para miles de mujeres que viven el mismo infierno. Una superheroína de nuestros tiempos”. –VICE NEWS.  This work is a translation of  Priya's Mirror .
Topic: graphic novels
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 1, 2016 Ram Devineni, Paromita Vohra, Dan Goldman (illustrator), Mila Fahren (translator)
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Priya, scampata a uno stupro, si allea con un gruppo di ragazze sopravvissute alle aggressioni con l’acido per liberarsi dal re-demone Ahankar e dal suo giogo tirannico. “Una donna che vince la paura e sfida la derisione, diventando la voce delle sopravvissute e l’ispirazione di migliaia di donne in India vittime dello stesso calvario. Un’eroina dei tempi moderni”. –-VICE NEWS.  This work is a translation of  Priya's Mirror .
Topic: graphic novels
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 1, 2016 Ram Devineni, Paromita Vohra, Dan Goldman (illustrator), Karine Bender (translator)
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Priya, uma sobrevivente de estupro, une forças a um grupo de sobreviventes de ataques de ácido enquanto lutam contra o rei-demônio, Ahankar, e seu domínio tirânico sobre eles. História por Paromita Vohra e Ram Devineni. “Uma mulher vence seus medos e descarta o ridículo, falando como uma sobrevivente e tornando-se inspiração para milhares de mulheres na India que enfrentaram a mesma experiência – uma super heroína feminina dos dias modernos.” –VICE NEWS. This work is a...
Topic: comic books
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 1, 2016 Ram Devineni, Paromita Vohra, Dan Goldman (illustrator)
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Priya joins forces with a group of acid attack survivors as they fight against the demon-king, Ahankar, and his tyrannical hold on them. Funded by the World Bank, this edition  focuses on acid attacks and tackles the problem of gender violence around the world. The comic book was created by and features acid attack survivors from New York City, Bogota, and New Delhi.    This is the 2nd chapter of the hugely popular comic book series available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and...
Topic: comic book
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 27, 2016 Florian Cramer
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Executable code existed centuries before the invention of the computer in magic, Kabbalah, musical composition and experimental poetry. These practices are often neglected as a historical pretext of contemporary software culture and electronic arts. Above all, they link computations to a vast speculative imagination that encompasses art, language, technology, philosophy and religion. These speculations in turn inscribe themselves into the technology. Since even the most simple formalism...
Topic: cultural history
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 21, 2016 Gaymon Bennett
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Technicians of Human Dignity traces the extraordinary rise of human dignity as a defining concern of religious, political, and bioethical institutions over the last half century and offers original insight into how human dignity has become threatened by its own success. The global expansion of dignitarian politics has left dignity without a stable set of meanings or referents, unsettling contemporary economies of life and power. Engaging anthropology, theology, and bioethics, Bennett grapples...
Topic: anthropology
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 21, 2016 Andrew Boyd (editor) and Dave Oswald Mitchell (editor)
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From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now. Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Among...
Topic: activism
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 21, 2016 Andrew Boyd (editor) and Dave Oswald Mitchell (editor)
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From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now. Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Among...
Topic: activism
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 18, 2016 Grzegorz Gałęzowski
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This ebook is an open-source extensive tutorial on Test-Driven Development. Purchase options at  Leanpub . Archived by Unglue.it
Topic: software engineering
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 16, 2016 Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin
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This book is the first monograph on the theme of “new materialism,” an emerging trend in 21st century thought that has already left its mark in such fields as philosophy, cultural theory, feminism, science studies, and the arts. The first part of the book contains elaborate interviews with some of the most prominent new materialist scholars of today: Rosi Braidotti, Manuel DeLanda, Karen Barad, and Quentin Meillassoux. The second part situates the new materialist tradition in contemporary...
Topic: social philosophy
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 13, 2016 R. Trebor Scholz (editor)
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The simple yet far-reaching ambition of this collection is to discover how to use digital media for learning on campus and off. It offers a rich selection of methodologies, social practices, and hands-on assignments by leading educators who acknowledge the opportunities created by the confluence of mobile technologies, the World Wide Web, film, video games, TV, comics, and software while also acknowledging recurring challenges. Contributions by Shannon Mattern, Adriana Valdez Young, Alex...
Topic: digital media
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 10, 2016 Michele Speitz (editor), Joey Eschrich (editor), Ariel Shamas (designer)
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Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals  is a collection of research-based stories about the future, proudly published by Project Hieroglyph. The book features stories created by students in “Slow Catastrophes, Speculative Futures, Science & Imagination: Rewriting and Rethinking Sustainability,” a course designed and taught by Dr. Michele Speitz at Furman University in South Carolina. The course and the stories in this volume were inspired by Project Hieroglyph, particularly by our first...
Topic: futurism
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 7, 2016 Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology
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This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer...
Topic: graphic design
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Sep 3, 2016 R Stevens
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Pocket Sweeties reprints more than 100 of the first Diesel Sweeties comics, including strips that have never been seen online, character bios, an intro from rstevens and a foreword by John Allison. Pocket Sweeties is 112 pages and is  available for purchase  in glossy, perfect bound full color.
Topic: webcomic
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 30, 2016 Tatiana Bazzicheli and Geoff Cox (eds.)
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Disrupting Business  explores some of the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation. With a backdrop of the crisis in financial capitalism and austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the idea is to focus on potential art strategies in relation to a broken economy. In a perverse way, we ask whether this presents new opportunities for cultural producers to achieve more autonomy over their production process. If it is indeed possible, or desirable,...
Topic: Art and Politics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 27, 2016 Ryan Grabow
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Brandon Dauphin feels like a dying ember. He’s jobless and feels worthless, and falling in love has only made his problem worse. In an authoritarian and overstimulated 22nd-century America, all he can do to relieve his pain is indulge in the computer-simulated fantasies of a network called Dynamic Reality, until a virus takes control of the simulation. Unable to return to the real world, Brandon finds that the virus shares his questions about existence, and that she will stop at nothing for...
Topic: science fiction
Folkscanomy Electronics: Books on Electronics, Circuits and Processors
Aug 14, 2016 Jennifer Gabrys
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This is a study of the material life of information and its devices; of electronic waste in its physical and electronic incarnations; a cultural and material mapping of the spaces where electronics in the form of both hardware and information accumulate, break down, or are stowed away. Where other studies have addressed “digital” technology through a focus on its immateriality or virtual qualities, Gabrys traces the material, spatial, cultural and political infrastructures that enable the...
Topic: sociology
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 11, 2016 R. Raju, A. Adam, G. Johnson, C. Miller, J. Pietersen
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The quest for a deeper meaning of research support is advanced on the principle that librarians need to make the paradigm shift away from reactive ‘disseminators’ of information to proactive partners in the research and teaching and learning processes. The expansion of the suite of research support services such as bibliometrics, systematic reviews, data management, digital preservation and curation, Open Access and open access publishing have moved the librarian from the periphery to the...
Topic: open access
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 10, 2016 Wozniak Steve
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The "Woz Wonderbook" was a compilation of notes from  Steve Wozniak 's filing cabinet that served as the first documentation and technical support manual for the Apple II computer (before the more famous "red book" of January 1978). Bill Goldberg, longtime Apple employee, donated his copy of the Wonderbook to the DigiBarn (thanks BIll!). At the time he was at Apple there was only a single copy of this thick binder of photocopied notes, diagrams and such to be found in the...
Topic: computer history
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 8, 2016 Jonathan Kemp
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Do  opposites attract?  Is  desire lack? These assumptions have become so much a part of the ways in which we conceive desire that they are rarely questioned. Yet, what do they say about how homosexuality — a desire for the same — is viewed in our culture? This book takes as its starting point the absence of a suitable theory of homosexual desire, a theory not predicated on such heterological assumptions. It is an investigation into how such assumptions acquired meaning within homosexual...
Topic: queer theory
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 6, 2016 M. Darusha Wehm
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The future is boring. Technology has solved most of the world’s most pressing problems, leaving people with tedious work and mundane play. Jack is a Security Officer Class 5, which sounds important, but isn’t. However, her banal life as a cubicle worker by day and tinkerer by night is interrupted when she discovers that her employer’s computer system has been invaded. Jack enlists the help of her only friends – her co-worker, Gilles and Adrian, an online friend she’s never met – to...
Topic: science fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 4, 2016 Joad Raymond (editor) and Noah Moxham (editor)
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News Networks in Early Modern Europe attempts to redraw the history of European news communication in the 16th and 17th centuries. News is defined partly by movement and circulation, yet histories of news have been written overwhelmingly within national contexts. This volume of essays explores the notion that early modern European news, in all its manifestations – manuscript, print, and oral – is fundamentally transnational. These 37 essays investigate the language, infrastructure, and...
Topic: european History
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Aug 2, 2016 Scholastica
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Want to learn what it takes to launch a successful open access journal? This OA Journal Starter Kit covers all the information you need to get an OA journal off the ground, cultivate a readership, and attract submissions and reviewers during the first year of publication. With This OA Journal Starter Kit You'll Learn How To: Position your journal to stand out in the crowd Create a publishing schedule and editorial plan Acquire journal and article level identifiers Develop a copyright policy...
Topic: publishing
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jul 29, 2016 Django Software Foundation
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Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Built by experienced developers, it takes care of much of the hassle of Web development, so you can focus on writing your app without needing to reinvent the wheel. It’s free and open source. Django has a lot of documentation. A high-level overview of how it’s organized will help you know where to look for certain things: Tutorials  take you by the hand through a series of steps to...
Topic: web development
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
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It’s time to rewrite the rules—to curb the runaway flow of wealth to the top one percent, to restore security and opportunity for the middle class, and to foster stronger growth rooted in broadly shared prosperity. Inequality is a choice. The United States bills itself as the land of opportunity, a place where anyone can achieve success and a better life through hard work and determination. But the facts tell a different story—the U.S. today lags behind most other developed nations in...
Topic: economic polict
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jul 17, 2016 Richard Herley
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It is 3000 BC. The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled throughout the vast empire of Europe by the secretive and unscrupulous Red Order, the priesthood which manipulates all power for its own ends. The land that is now called England has been annexed and its lord, Brennis Gehan Fifth, betrayed and murdered. The Lady Altheme, his consort, has escaped to the forest. She is carrying his son, Paoul, rightful inheritor of the Valdoe domain. But his inheritance is usurped by his illegitimate...
Topic: historical fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jul 15, 2016 Antonio Liñán Colina, Alvaro Vives, Marco Zennaro, Antoine Bagula, Ermanno Pietrosemoli
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This booklet is a quick but thoughtful guide to jump into the Internet of Things, covering important subjects as IPv6 networking, sensors, wireless protocols and technologies, as well as IoT cloud platforms and its most commonly used protocols, featuring lots of  hands-on  examples to start working from day one. The lessons and examples are heavily focused on Contiki OS, a well known IoT operating system well suited for low power embedded devices, and the Zolertia Z1 mote, a widely used...
Topic: Internet of Things
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
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This book explores the emergence and development of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s  The War of the Worlds  (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster  Avatar  (2009). Terraforming is the process of making other worlds habitable for human life. Its counterpart on Earth – geoengineering – has begun to receive serious consideration as a way to address the effects of climate change. This book asks how science fiction has imagined the ways we shape both our world and other...
Topic: literary analysis
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 30, 2016 Keith Guzik
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With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop,  Making Things Stick  offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform the national state by focusing on the material things—cellular phones, automobiles, human bodies—that can enable crime. In describing the challenges that the Mexican government has...
Topic: surveillance
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 30, 2016 Keith Guzik
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With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop,  Making Things Stick  offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform the national state by focusing on the material things—cellular phones, automobiles, human bodies—that can enable crime. In describing the challenges that the Mexican government has...
Topic: Politics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 30, 2016 Keith Guzik
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With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop,  Making Things Stick  offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform the national state by focusing on the material things—cellular phones, automobiles, human bodies—that can enable crime. In describing the challenges that the Mexican government has...
Topic: human rights
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 28, 2016 Barbara Fister
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As part of a sabbatical  project , I have collected some things I’ve written into a lightly-edited, open access, Creative Commons-licensed volume. Some of this material comes from my personal blog, where I’ve been posting thoughts about books, publishing, and how online reading communities function (the actual subject of my sabbatical research). Much of this bouillabaisse comes  my writings at  Inside Higher Ed ,  which is a born-digital news organization that combines sharp education...
Topic: education
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 24, 2016 Tom Lichtenberg
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Gadget lovers beware! Those amazing devices in your hands and pockets today will seem primitive and trivial very soon. That day is fast approaching. Already the greatest minds of the generation after the next are hard at work, dreaming up trouble beyond all imagination. Tomorrow's little black boxes will turn the whole world upside down. From their humble beginnings as inventors of a handheld device with mind control potential, the tech-folk behind World Weary Avengers, Incorporated moved on to...
Topic: gadgets
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 24, 2016 Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna, Elisabeth Schlegl
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LATEX is a typesetting system that is very suitable for producing scientific and mathematical documents of high typographical quality. It is also suitable for producing all sorts of other documents, from simple letters to complete books. LATEX uses TEX as its formatting engine. This short introduction describes LATEX2ε and should be sufficient for most applications of LATEX.
Topic: latex
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 23, 2016 Eva Badowska and Francesca Parmeggiani (editors)
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This collection is the first to offer a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue, a ten-film cycle of modern tales that touch on the ethical dilemmas of the Ten Commandments. The cycle’s deft handling of moral ambiguity and inventive technique established Kieślowski as a major international director. Kieślowski once said, “Both the deep believer and the habitual skeptic experience toothaches in exactly the same way.” Of Elephants and...
Topic: film studies
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 22, 2016 Robert Blobaum
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The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian...
Topic: polish history
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 21, 2016 various authors
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The best works submitted to the Future of Copyright contest organized by the Modern Poland Foundation – first edition, 2012.  Here are the selected works, in alphabetic order: Jesse Betteridge "The Brick in Room 207” Reuben Binns "History of Copyright 2012-Present” Eddie "In Session” Mike Linksvayer "Future of Copyright” Aymeric Mansoux "Morphology of a copyright tale” Alf Melin "Remote Kill” Carlos Solís "Blurred – a utopian story”...
Topic: copyright
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 19, 2016 Jon Evans
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Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda's wild Impenetrable Forest — a trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen. This is no random kidnapping: her abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes...
Topics: fiction, thrillers
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 17, 2016 GetContented
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Welcome to a great book to  learn some Haskell , one of the best programming languages ever. This tutorial uses a  gradual  method. It's easier to learn  and understand. Using  quirky cartoons  and  practical programs  we'll journey together, making programming  fun  and keeping it interesting ! We'd love you to support our work by  buying a copy,  but it's  totally free  even if you don't. Tell everyone you know!  Read online.  archived by Unglue.it.
Topic: haskell
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 16, 2016 Natalie Sarrazin
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Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But...
Topic: music education
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 15, 2016 Jonathan Coopersmith
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The Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926  is the first full account of the widespread adoption of electricity in Russia, from the beginning in the 1880s to its early years as a state technology under Soviet rule. Jonathan Coopersmith has mined the archives for both the tsarist and the Soviet periods to examine a crucial element in the modernization of Russia. Coopersmith shows how the Communist Party forged an alliance with engineers to harness the socially transformative power of this...
Topic: history of russia
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 14, 2016 Zuzana Adamová, Dimitar Dimitrov, Łukasz Łyczkowski, Yngve Slettholm, Jan Sowa, Marcin Wilkowski, Michał “rysiek” Woźniak, Jacek Zadrożny
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Each year artists and producers, European Parliament members, Pirates, collecting societies, librarians and lawyers, scientists, politicians and educators from all over the world meet in Warsaw to participate in CopyCamp, the world's biggest international conference on the impact of copyright on the information society. All parties interested in the debate on the current shape of the copyright system discuss the future of law regulating the circulation of cultural goods on the Internet and its...
Topic: copyright
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 13, 2016 Spencer Hanson, Randy Hanson (illustrator), Daniel Peckham (illustrator)
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Cute, little Stick sets off on a grand adventure pursuing big dreams and exciting goals. Along the way she learns that life’s sweetest moments happen along the way. It’s not the destination, but the journey that makes the adventure wonderful. Life is a journey worth living. Everyday the small, beautiful adventures await. Print editions available from  Brothers Whim . Archived by Unglue.it
Topic: picture books
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 10, 2016 David I. Spivak
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Category theory was invented in the 1940s to unify and synthesize different areas in mathematics, and it has proven remarkably successful in enabling powerful communication between disparate fields and subfields within mathematics. This book shows that category theory can be useful outside of mathematics as a rigorous, flexible, and coherent modeling language throughout the sciences. Information is inherently dynamic; the same ideas can be organized and reorganized in countless ways, and the...
Topic: category theory
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 9, 2016 Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud (editors)
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Assessing the transformation of Russian nationalist discourse in the 21st century Russian nationalism, previously dominated by ‘imperial’ tendencies – pride in a large, strong and multi-ethnic state able to project its influence abroad – is increasingly focused on ethnic issues. This new ethno-nationalism has come in various guises, like racism and xenophobia, but also in a new intellectual movement of ‘national democracy’ deliberately seeking to emulate conservative West European...
Topic: Politics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 7, 2016 Anol Bhattacherjee
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This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a one-stop, comprehensive, and compact source for foundational concepts in behavioral research, and can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to research readings in any course on research methods. The contents and examples are designed for anyone interested in behavioral research (not just...
Topic: social Science
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 6, 2016 Various Authors
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Dear readers! It is our great pleasure to present the anthology of the second edition of the Future of Copyright Contest organized by the Modern Poland Foundation. We are proud to announce that the first prize goes to Talllama, the author of A Penny for Your Thoughts As our jurors noticed: “it is engagingly written and fun to read transposition of exactly today’s copyright and debates (including wild mischaracterization) into a future with mind uploading. The idea of having all our tho-...
Topic: copyright
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Jun 3, 2016 Spencer Hanson and Randy Hanson (illustrator)
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Cute, little Stick doesn’t know how to paint a masterpiece, but she can do small and simple things. These small and simple things, composed over a lifetime, become her masterpiece. And the result is more beautiful than she could have imagined. Beautiful hardcover editions available from  Brothers Whim . Archived by Unglue.it
Topic: picture books
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Jun 2, 2016 Duncan McDuie-Ra
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Borderland Cities in New India explores contemporary urban life in two cities in India’s Northeast borderland at a time of dramatic change. Social and economic transformation from India’s embrace of neoliberalism and globalisation, often referred to as ‘new’ India, has become a popular subject for academic analysis in the last decade. This is epitomised by focus on so-called ‘mega-cities’, reflecting a general trend in scholarship on other parts of Asia. However, far less attention...
Topic: Antropology
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Jun 1, 2016 Jeremy Hansen
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Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Originally, it was designed as an improvement upon the C language, which was developed by Bell Labs. Developed in the early 1970s, C’s name is derived from the B programming language, which in turn was derived from the BCPL language. C gained a large following, in part due to its use in the development of the UNIX operating system. Due to both its popularity and the number of versions on...
Topic: c++
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 30, 2016 Tom Maddox
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In the latter half of the twenty-first century, freelance data-auditor Mikhail Gonzales has been contracted to monitor an AI-controlled orbiting colony. Complications arise when an experimental treatment for a critically injured man is opposed by Gonzales' employer, the SenTrax corporation.
Topic: science fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 26, 2016 Miriam Michelle Robinson
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Dreams for Dead Bodies: Blackness, Labor, and  the Corpus of American Detective Fiction  offers new arguments about the origins of detective fiction in the United States, tracing the lineage of the genre back to unexpected texts and uncovering how authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, and Rudolph Fisher made use of the genre’s puzzle-elements to explore the shifting dynamics of race and labor in America.   The author constructs an interracial genealogy of detective...
Topic: literary criticism
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 25, 2016 Leonard Edward Read and Lawrence W. Reed (author of introduction)
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“Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s ‘I, Pencil’ still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this little essay opens eyes and minds among people of all ages. Many first-time readers never see the world quite the same again.” ~ Lawrence W. Reed Hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages continue to enjoy this simple and beautiful explanation of the miracle of the “invisible hand”...
Topic: free markets
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
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"I shall consider human actions and appetites just as if it were a question of lines, planes, and bodies."  —Spinoza, in Ethics In her first inquiry toward decelerationist aesthetics, Katherine Behar explores the rise of two “big deal” contemporary phenomena, big data and obesity. In both, scale rearticulates the human as a diffuse informational pattern, causing important shifts in political form as well as aesthetic form. Bigness redraws relationships between the singular and...
Topic: aesthetics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 22, 2016 Mike Brotherton
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The SS Cygni probe sent back hours of video, captured by the Biolathe AI, but only a few minutes mattered–the four minutes that showed a creature made of fire, living , moving, dancing in the plasma fire of the double star’s accretion disk. A dragon made of star stuff, so alien that only a human expedition to observe and perhaps capture it, could truly understand it. It’s a perilous journey into the future, however, for SS Cygni is 245 light-years from Earth, and even though only two...
Topic: science fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 20, 2016 Kathleen E. Kennedy
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Medieval Hackers  calls attention to the use of certain vocabulary terms in the Middle Ages and today: commonness, openness, and freedom. Today we associate this language with computer hackers, some of whom believe that information, from literature to the code that makes up computer programs, should be much more accessible to the general public than it is. In the medieval past these same terms were used by translators of censored texts, including the bible. Only at times in history when texts...
Topic: intellectual property
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 20, 2016 Serge Demeyer, Stéphane Ducasse, Oscar Nierstrasz
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The documentation is missing or obsolete, and the original developers have departed. Your team has limited understanding of the system, and unit tests are missing for many, if not all, of the components. When you fix a bug in one place, another bug pops up somewhere else in the system. Long rebuild times make any change difficult. All of these are signs of software that is close to the breaking point. Many systems can be upgraded or simply thrown away if they no longer serve their purpose....
Topic: reengineering
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 19, 2016 Kristin V. Monroe
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Fifteen years after the end of a protracted civil and regional war, Beirut broke out in violence once again, forcing residents to contend with many forms of insecurity, amid an often violent political and economic landscape. Providing a picture of what ordinary life is like for urban dwellers surviving sectarian violence,  The Insecure City  captures the day-to-day experiences of citizens of Beirut moving through a war-torn landscape. While living in Beirut, Kristin Monroe conducted...
Topic: lebanon
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 18, 2016 Albert Wenger
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Technological advances broaden the space of the possible for humanity. With the internet we can give everyone free access to education. But we can also share hate speech globally. With artificial intelligence we can build self driving cars. But we can also more effectively manipulate people. There is nothing fundamentally new about this duality of technology. With fire we were able to warm ourselves and cook. But we were also able to burn down forests. With steel we were able to construct more...
Topic: capitalism
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 15, 2016 Ksenia Anske
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On a rainy September morning 16-year-old Ailen Bright flees her abusive father by jumping off the Seattle Aurora Bridge. Instead of a true death, in the water she finds several silver-skinned sirens who convert her to one of their own. As a newborn siren she is dead, supernaturally strong, and hungry for her new sustenance—human souls.  Ailen refuses to kill…at first. With time she must face the agony that comes with starvation, while being relentlessly pursued by a siren hunter. An...
Topic: fantasy
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 13, 2016 Georg Brandl
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Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license. It was originally created for  the new Python documentation , and it has excellent facilities for the documentation of Python projects, but C/C++ is already supported as well, and it is planned to add special support for other languages as well. Of course, this site is also created from reStructuredText sources using Sphinx! The following features...
Topic: documentation
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 12, 2016 Lauren Nel (illustrator), Melissa Fagan, Stefania Origgi (designer)
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Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself. Created at  Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016  
Topic: picture books
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 11, 2016 Wendie Ellen Schneider
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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new...
Topic: social history
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 7, 2016 Ryan Cartwright
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Tim is ten years old and mad about robots. He dreams of one day building his own one. When he tries to fix the robot his Grandad gave him he gets more than he bargained for! What starts as a hobby ends in a race to stop an alien invasion and save humanity. Buy Sugar the Robot and other books for kids  at Crimperbooks . Archived by Unglue.it
Topic: robots in fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 6, 2016 Nikhil Marathe
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This book is a small set of tutorials about using libuv as a high performance evented I/O library which offers the same API on Windows and Unix. It is meant to cover the main areas of libuv, but is not a comprehensive reference discussing every function and data structure. The official libuv documentation may be consulted for full details. Who this book is for. If you are reading this book, you are either: a systems programmer, creating low-level programs such as daemons or network services...
Topic: systems programming
Folkscanomy: Psychology and Mind
May 5, 2016 Robert Biswas-Diener (editor) and Edward Diener (editor)
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Scientific research has been one of the great drivers of progress in human history, and the dramatic changes we have seen during the past century are due primarily to scientific findings—modern medicine, electronics, automobiles and jets, birth control, and a host of other helpful inventions. Psychologists believe that scientific methods can be used in the behavioral domain to understand and improve the world. Although psychology trails the biological and physical sciences in terms of...
Topic: psychology
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Passing Through Shanghai  examines how children experience international mobility. Focusing on a specific yet diverse group of expatriate youths in contemporary Shanghai, the book investigates how children negotiate cultural identity when they are subject to the highly mobile and often privileged lifestyle associated with their parent’s international careers. The ethnographic fieldwork that informs the book was carried out in Shanghai from 2010 to 2012 and focused on expatriate teenagers’...
Topic: Ethnography
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 3, 2016 Jeong-Hee Kim, Amanda R. Morales, Rusty Earl, Sandra Avalos
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This study documents the life stories of eight First Generation College (FGC) students and alumni in education. Using narrative inquiry as our methodology, we the researchers sought to better understand the lived experiences, struggles and triumphs shared through stories of three postgraduates and five current students in teacher education. With this approach, we aimed to explore what it means to be a FGC student in teacher education. FGC student narratives serve as windows of understanding...
Topic: teachers
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
May 1, 2016 Rudy Rucker
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Biotech has replaced machines. Qrude artist Zad Plant works with living paint. Career’s on the skids, wife Jane threw him out. Enter qwet—it’s quantum wetware! Qwet makes you high and gives you telepathy. A loofy psychedelic revolution begins. Oh-oh! Mouths in midair, eating people! Zad and Jane travel through a wormhole. And meet the aliens. Stranger than you ever imagined. What is the Big Aha? Buy print editions and ebook editions with exclusive artwork at Transreal Books . Archived by...
Topic: science Fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 29, 2016 Allen B. Downey
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The Little Book of Semaphores  is a free (in both senses of the word) textbook that introduces the principles of synchronization for concurrent programming. In most computer science curricula, synchronization is a module in an Operating Systems class. OS textbooks present a standard set of problems with a standard set of solutions, but most students don't get a good understanding of the material or the ability to solve similar problems. The approach of this book is to identify patterns that...
Topic: concurrent computing
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 28, 2016 Richard H. Hammack
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This book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics. It is a bridge from the computational courses (such as calculus or differential equations) that students typically encounter in their first year of college to a more abstract outlook. It lays a foundation for more theoretical courses such as topology, analysis and abstract algebra. Although it may be more meaningful to the student who has had some calculus, there is really no prerequisite other than a...
Topic: mathematics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 27, 2016 Mandy Merck (editor)
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Moving images of the British monarchy are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 American drama, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. And from 1896, actual British monarchs appeared in the new 'animated photography', led by Queen Victoria. Half a century later the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II was a milestone in the adoption of television, watched by 20 million Britons and 100 million North Americans. At the century's end, Princess Diana's funeral was viewed by 2.5...
Topic: media studies
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 22, 2016 Gary Blankenship
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A free ebook version of the Laravel 5.x Official Documentation. Laravel  is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller(MVC) architectural pattern. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its...
Topic: php
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 21, 2016 David Pol
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David Pol presents an ontology of war in the form of the lyric poem. “Do you hear what I’m shooting at you?” In  I Open Fire , all relation is warfare. Minefields compromise movement. Intention aims. Touch burns. Sex explodes bodies. Time ticks in bomb countdowns. Sound is sirens. Plenitude is debris. All of it under surveillance. “My world is critically injured. It was ambushed.” The poems in this book perform the reductions and repetitions endemic to war itself, each one returning...
Topic: poetry
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 20, 2016 Margalit Shilo
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The story of Zionist women’s struggle for suffrage within the complex political and religious context of the Yishuv Following the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine (1917–1918), the small Jewish community that lived there wanted to establish an elected assembly as its representative body. The issue that hindered this aim was whether women would be part of it. A group of feminist Zionist women from all over the country created a political party that participated in the...
Topic: history of suffrage
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 19, 2016 Jeffrey A. Tucker
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We are now nearing a decade of very choppy hiring markets for young workers. The latest unemployment numbers once again leave them out from posted gains. Not even the boom in temporary employment included them. The United States has one of the highest rates of unemployment among 20-to-26-year-olds in the world. Nearly half of the U.S. army of unemployed is under the age of 34. As for those who are hired, there is a huge gap between wage expectations and paycheck realities, which is exactly what...
Topic: unemployment
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 17, 2016 Brandon Sanderson
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WARBREAKER is the story of two sisters - who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, a lesser god, and an immortal trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city. A world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous: breath can only be collected one unit at a time from individual...
Topic: fantasy
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 15, 2016 0xAX
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A book-in-progress about the linux kernel and its insides. The goal is simple  - to share my modest knowledge about the insides of the linux kernel and help people who are interested in linux kernel insides, and other low-level subject matter. - @0xAX Archived by Unglue.it
Topic: linux
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
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An estimated twenty million Muslims now reside in Europe, mostly as a result of large-scale postwar immigration. In  The Muslim Question in Europe,  Peter O'Brien challenges the popular notion that the hostilities concerning immigration—which continues to provoke debates about citizenship, headscarves, secularism, and terrorism—are a clash between "Islam and the West." Rather, he explains, the vehement controversies surrounding European Muslims are better understood as...
Topic: european politics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 12, 2016 Library of Congress
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The Library of Congress no longer prints the full Subject Heading Listing. It makes printable files available for each portion of the listing. We have collected all 33 of these files into a single 54MB, 8,179 page PDF file for the convenience of users to use anywhere, anytime. For more information about the Library of Congress Subject Headings, see  http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/subject/
Topic: subject classification
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 9, 2016 Chistopher G. Nuttall
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The  USS George Washington  and the French aircraft carrier  Charles de Gaulle  were engaged in a joint mission when they were swept up by an unknown power and swept across the timelines to a different reality – where the American Revolution failed and the British Empire still exists… But the Empire is at war with the other two powers, the French and the Russians.  Even as the crew of the George Washington attempt to adjust to the strange world that never held a United States of...
Topic: Alternative History
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 8, 2016 Bryan Bibat
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This is a “transitional” version of the Rails: A Student Manual series, basically a direct translation of the old Rails 3.0 version into Rails 4.0. Archived by unglue.it
Topic: programming
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 8, 2016 Cody Lindley
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This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of front-end development. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of front-end engineering: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it. It is specifically written with the intention of being a professional resource for potential and currently practicing front-end developers to equip themselves with learning materials and development tools. Secondarily, it can be used by managers, CTOs, instructors, and head...
Topic: web development
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 7, 2016 Thomas W. Patteson
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Player pianos, radio-electric circuits, gramophone records, and optical sound film—these were the cutting-edge acoustic technologies of the early twentieth century, and for many musicians and artists of the time, these devices were also the implements of a musical revolution. Instruments for New Music  traces a diffuse network of cultural agents who shared the belief that a truly modern music could be attained only through a radical challenge to the technological foundations of the art....
Topic: history of music
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
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In  Sexual States  Jyoti Puri tracks the efforts to decriminalize homosexuality in India to show how the regulation of sexuality is fundamentally tied to the creation and enduring existence of the state. Since 2001 activists have attempted to rewrite Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which in addition to outlawing homosexual behavior is often used to prosecute a range of activities and groups that are considered perverse. Having interviewed activists and NGO workers throughout five...
Topic: governance and law
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 5, 2016 John W. White (editor) and Heather Gilbert (editor)
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Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries examines the library’s role in the development, implementation, and instruction of successful digital humanities projects. It pays special attention to the critical role of librarians in building sustainable programs. It also examines how libraries can support the use of digital scholarship tools and techniques in undergraduate education. Academic libraries are nexuses of research and technology; as such, they provide fertile...
Topic: digital humanities
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 2, 2016 Barbara Fister
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What are you going to do when your doofus of a big brother gets himself arrested on a terrorism charge? If you're a young coder with a sense of justice and a passion for privacy, whatever it takes to save him from prison. This open access young adult novel - inspired by the real-life stings that the FBI has used to entrap unwary would-be dissidents and by the growth of the surveillance-industrial complex - was serialized online in February 2016 and is available in  print on demand  via the...
Topic: young adult fiction
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Apr 1, 2016 G. Jay Kerns
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This is a textbook for an undergraduate course in probability and statistics. The approximate prerequisites are two or three... More > semesters of calculus and some linear algebra. Students attending the class include mathematics, engineering, and computer science majors. Bitcoin Donations:  1ADgZaSQ62hcjRteXjoubiUtSZZZd8kn51
Topic: statistics
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 31, 2016 Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Annemieke Craig, Helen Forgasz
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The geek is male. Or so it seems. As is well documented, there is a distinct under-representation of girls studying computing at high school level and, correspondingly, going on to have careers in IT. To address this problem in 2007 the authors of this book, with backgrounds in secondary teaching or IT, trialled a new and revolutionary program in schools: ‘Digital Divas’. The Digital Divas program, based on the idea that it was possible to change girls’ perceptions of IT careers with...
Topic: Technology education
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 30, 2016 Peter Suber
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Peter Suber has been a leading advocate for open access since 2001 and has worked full time on issues of open access since 2003. As a professor of philosophy during the early days of the internet, he realized its power and potential as a medium for scholarship. As he writes now, “it was like an asteroid crash, fundamentally changing the environment, challenging dinosaurs to adapt, and challenging all of us to figure out whether we were dinosaurs.” When Suber began putting his writings and...
Topic: open access publishing
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 29, 2016 Tracy Gardner and Simon Inger
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This report is the output of a large-scale survey of readers of scholarly publications (n=40439) and their behaviour in the discovery of journal articles and online books. The survey was conducted during October, November, and December of 2015. While usage statistics and analytics gathered by publishers, libraries and intermediaries can give us a partial view of discovery behaviour, there are many gaps in the knowledge that these can provide which we have endeavoured to fill by asking readers...
Topic: Scholarly Publication
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 25, 2016 Pieter Hintjens
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"Even connecting a few programs across a few sockets is plain nasty when you start to handle real life situations. Trillions? The cost would be unimaginable. Connecting computers is so difficult that software and services to do this is a multi-billion dollar business. So today we're still connecting applications using raw UDP and TCP, proprietary protocols, HTTP, Websockets. It remains painful, slow, hard to scale, and essentially centralized. To fix the world, we needed to do two things....
Topic: network programming
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 24, 2016 Karen Kelton, Nancy Guilloteau, Carl Blyth
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Français interactif, www.laits.utexas.edu/ , the web-based French program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Tex’s French Grammar (2000) www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/ are open acess sites, free and open multimedia resources, which require neither password nor fees. Français interactif, used increasingly by students, teachers, and institutions throughout the world, includes 320 videos (American students in France, native French interviews,...
Topic: french language
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 23, 2016 Gerald Horne
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A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation - battling both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy. Gerald Horne's new biography uses Robeson's remarkable and...
Topic: biography
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Mar 22, 2016 Amos Toh, Faiza Patel, Elizabeth Goitein
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Recent debates about privacy and technology have focused on the actions of government agencies inside the U.S. — for example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's efforts to break encryption on iPhones or the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. But in a new report, we found that the NSA's overseas surveillance activities through Executive Order 12333, most of which remain shrouded in secrecy, may have a far great impact on Americans' privacy. Archived by...
Topic: surveillance